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Gender: M Meaning of Omar: "eloquent" Origin of Omar: Arabic Omar's Popularity in 2015: #217

Omar has a perfect mix of exoticism and familiarity, with the additional plus of a strong, open initial O. Commonly used among Muslim families, Omar was long associated with twelfth century Persian poet Omar Khayyam, though it sounds anything but ancient now.

More recent well known bearers have been World War II General Omar Bradley and actors Omar Sharif(born Michael) and Omar Epps.

Omar is also mentioned in the Old Testament book of Genesis. It was in the U.S. Top 200 from 1976 through 2012, but landed just outside at Number 217 in 2015.

Famous People Named Omar

Omar Khayyam, the polymath poet, physician, philosopher, mathematician
Omar Hashim Epps, American actor
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, American guitarist
Omar Brown, American football player
Omar Bolden, American football player
Omar Gaither, American football player
Omar Gonzalez, American soccer player
Omar Salgado, American soccer player
Omar Gooding, American actor/rapper
Omar Caban, cover singer
Omar Borkan Al Gala, a poet, actor and photographer from Dubai
Omar Mateen, perpetrator of the United States' deadliest mass shooting in Orlando, Florida
Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor best known for appearances in British and American productions

Pop Culture References for the name Omar

Omar, character in TV show The Wire
Omar Strong, character in Jill Williamson's "The Safe Lands" trilogy

Umar, Ommar, Oomer, Odemar, Otmar, Odomar, Omaire, Omarr, Omer, Omri, Othmar, Omavi, Ottmar, Ommo, Ummo

Omar's International Variations

Omavi, Omari, Omarr (Swahili)